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think that he is wrong that debt and deficit is number one. jobs is numbe it adds a sense of bad news amongst the administration, number two, it does hamper obama's ability to press his advantage on foreign policy, which he did have because of the modern and other issues. but this is breaking through and it's going to continue breaking through the house hearings today. there are some curious mishandling of this issue in benghazi. as it continues to break through october, the timing is bad and it gives mitt romney simply stand and say, this guy has made some serious mistakes here. jon: the clear politics have taken a look at independent voters. the rcp average, the rasmussen poll, gallup tracking poll, ibd, all of them have mitt romney just president among independent voters. does that surprise you? >> yes, because it's such a radical shift. but again, i thishift. but again, i think that perception after the debate, maybe more so than the reality, is everything in politics. the perception is that mitt romney swamped the president, he looked more commanding and presidential on the stage
beyond the level the pentagon asked for which would explode the deficit. and he wouldn't commit to the 2014 timetable to bring our troops home from afghanistan. and so i think time and time again the vice president laid out the choice for the middle class in this election and was very effective in doing so. jon: time and time again the vice president interrupted, interjected, laughed, guf fawed, that kind of thing. was that appropriate first of all? was it intentional? >> well, republicans like to praise happy warriors. that is what we saw from the vice president last night. he caught out the brazen attempt by the romney-ryan campaign to try to rewrite their kick the -- ticket and their positions in the final 30 days of the race. suddenly they don't know anything about the $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest they proposed. suddenly they talk like they cover people with preexisting conditions under their health care plan. we know if you're between jobs or between plans you wouldn't be covered under their plan. the vice president is authentic. what you see is what you get. he d
the debate the other night was the deficit. the scrocketting deficit under president obama. remember, that the total federal deficit under president obama is still at $5.2 trillion. >> that's the debt that has been added, i think. the deficit right now it was also went down yesterday. the debt. and the deficit is now 1.1 trillion. that was also came out yesterday morning. >> another barometer people always look at, too. is food stamps. 2009 what did we have 33.5 million, right? and then in 2010, 40.3. last year 44.7. and look at this year already. 46.8 million. that's as of july. >> big jump. >> yeah, so are companies hiring? that could be the good sign that companies are hiring. you want to have some good news, right? and it's hard because you are seeing manufacturing though for the second straight month also slipping. that's a sign of the strengthening economy as well which is getting the economy moving. >> but for people who don't pay attention. you know, you look at that number 7.8. things are turning around. >> are your pants ringing? >> is that my -- it is my phone. hold on a s
. and the reason is he's talking about tax cuts and deficit reduction at the same time. and the pew poll that came out earlier this week, wolf, said six in ten voters believe that romney is promising more than he can deliver. one reason bill clinton's speech was so popular at the democratic convention was he said the arithmetic doesn't add up. so you can push is this just rhetoric during a campaign, or is this real? if you want to close tax loopholes, okay, fine. what loopholes would you close? he's got to answer that. and so far hasn't done it. >> his argument is i don't want to put all that out right now. because if he's president, he's going to have to negotiate all those issues with democrats. and why put your on position out right now. >> sure. >> i don't know if his argument's going to necessarily hold. that's another matter. a lot of folks have seen romney over these past couple weeks at the debate, in the interview with me, moving more towards the center. do you see that? >> i did. i saw that particularly in your interview when he talked about the wealthy and how his tax plan would affect
a 2-0 deficit, best of five. washington beat st. louis by one. that series going to game five today as well. >> very cool. >>> all right. coming up next just ahead, continuing coverage of last night's vice-presidential debate. find out from our political analyst how the candidate did. >> later, a much deserved homecoming. robin roberts back in her own bed this morning. and an update coming up. ♪ ♪ things can only get better ♪ ♪ believe me this is going to make you stronger ♪ ♪ gonna make you stronger ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no!no! hair removal. to you by no no hair removal. follow the wings. hair removal. >>> well now that the debate has wrapped up, the scorecard are in on who had the best hits and where the points were made. >> "nightline" brought in some heavyweight political analysts. take a listen and see what marks they gave the veeps. >> i thought what ryan had to do was stand toe to toe with joe biden. i thought that was the basis for grading him on style. and i thought he closed what was not just a decade's long ex
, when there was the realistic prospect that substantial deficit reduction would be associated with a substantial reduction in interest rates that would push the economy forward at a more rapid pace, and indeed in a very important part of the economic growth of the 1990s, can properly be attributed to the unlocking of economic energy that was achieved by the 1993 budget measures that led to a reduction in interest rates and increased investments, accelerating growth, lower capital costs, further improvement in the deficit and so forth. that approach of fiscal consolidation lead to substantial growth was a plausible and compelling vision for the country in 1993. it had been a plausible and compelling division for other countries at other times and places. you cannot fall very far. from the basement. with interest rates at 1.7% for ten years, with real interest rates at a level where if you want to put your money or store your money with the government for as much as 20 years, you have to pay them for the privilege of having them hold up your money if they are going to give you b
a budget deficit of $1.30 trillion and a $16 trillion debt. >> the question would be, is it worth not getting these benefits to the veterans if it means no more lard? >> what happens is those bills will be brought right back. they are popular pieces of legislation. people want to support veterans and they should. when this ad ran that claimed that i would deny care for veterans with missing limbs and legs, it did. it showed pictures of them. my father is a korean war veteran. my brother has done to terms -- tours in afghanistan, two in iraq. april white, when she saw that ad, she called our office and said that may be sick because when i cannot get the benefits i was due only one person without the and that was jeff flake. >> let's look at the facts. we can stipulate -- my father and uncle served in combat. my brother served 30 years and special forces. that is not the issue. the congressman is trying to evade the issue. there are three specific bills he voted against those issues. it is not only me. the iraqi-afghanistan veterans organization gave him an f. the vietnam veterans g
team who have lied to the american people about their willingness to cut the deficit, their reality of obama-care, fast and furious, and now the truth about the actual threat and the nature of the terrorist attack in been gatsy that killed four americans. they have been repeatedly lie together american people for years. i find it ironic now they are leveling that attack against governor romney and paul ryan. this is classic projections. accusing your oh poanltd of what you yourself have guilty of. it's straight out of the saul alinsky playbook. the american people are focused on the facts. what romney and ryan have in their arsenal are the facts. that's why president obama could not come back again governor romney in the debate because he has the facts about the economy. alisyn: kirsten, is that how you interpret it? >> it's interesting to juxtapose this conversation against what's going on in this hearing with what happened in libya where there were some untruths told if you want to be subtle about it. when you have the administration being dishonest about the way they handled a ve
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